What are the advantages of MoVIP for school districts?

What will be expected of public and private school districts?

Will school districts need to revise some of their own policies and procedures to accommodate MoVIP?

Can homebound students take advantage of MoVIP?

How do local school districts report MoVIP students in Core Data?

What are the advantages of MoVIP for school districts?

Interest in online education is exploding, which reflects the need for flexibility that our fast-paced lives often demand. Online education offers learning choices that are effective, flexible and accessible. Students can take online courses from the convenience of their own homes. These courses can expand offerings, resolve scheduling conflicts and meet other needs. MoVIP simplifies the process of adding virtual courses to a district’s curriculum. It takes care of the details by providing the content, platform, online teachers, technical support, training, server and more.

What will be expected of public and private school districts?

Each fall, public schools are required to submit the name, email address and phone number of a MoVIP site facilitator at the local school. This person will be MoVIP’s contact and is asked to assist the student, online teacher or MoVIP counselor as issues arise. Site facilitators can request student information and course progress by contacting MOVIP via the Contact Us section of our website.

Will school districts need to revise some of their own policies and procedures to accommodate MoVIP?

Possibly, districts should review the State Board Rule for MoVIP as well as the graduation requirements for students in Missouri public schools. These resources will assist districts with development of their own policies and procedures and can be found on the Virtual Education Laws section of our MoVIP website.

Can a district offer a MoVIP class and utilize their own teachers?

Yes, MoVIP can offer some of the courses to school districts without MoVIP teachers to allow for a district to use their own teachers. In this case, MoVIP would only be providing the online courseware and not the platform, online teachers, technical support, training, server and more.
These courses are available at a reduced price. If a school district provides the teacher, they are encouraged to provide a Highly-Qualified Teacher (HQT). Some training may be required of local teachers so they can learn to manage the software provided by the vendors.

Can homebound students take advantage of MoVIP?

Yes, homebound students, including those who are expelled or serving an Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) and those homebound for medical reasons can take MoVIP courses. A school district can use this option in place of sending a teacher to the student’s home for five hours per week.

How do local school districts report MoVIP students in Core Data?

    • If you are notpaying MOVIP tuition, you do not need to report the student to Core Data and the Missouri Student Information System (MOSIS) because they would be classified as “home-schooled.”
    • If you are paying MoVIP tuition, then the teacher of record would be the supervising teacher who is physically present in the classroom or computer lab when the student works on his/her MoVIP course. You would also mark the delivery system with an S for electronic media, if you are using a supervising teacher, or V for virtual, if the students is working from home and using a MoVIP teacher.
    • The fiscal agent code would be 401401 for MoVIP.
    • The salary and Full-Time Employee (FTE) would be zero.
    • Please see the Core Data & Missouri Student Information System (MOSIS)Reference Manual, Exhibit 34, for more details.